Professor Lord Rees of Ludlow FRS

Lord Rees has been the Astronomer Royal since 1995 and was the President of the Royal Society between 2005 and 2010. Between 1975 and 1976, Lord Rees was the Gresham Professor of Astronomy.

Lord Rees read Maths at Trinity College, Cambridge and has taught at, amongst others, Sussex University, Imperial College London, the University of Leicester, Harvard and the University of Cambridge. Since 2005 he has sat in the House of Lords as a cross-bencher and became Baron Rees later that year.

Lord Rees' current research deals with cosmology and astrophysics, especially gamma ray bursts, galactic nuclei, black hole formation and radiative processes (including gravitational waves) and also cosmic structure formation, especially the early generation of stars and galaxies that formed at the end of the cosmic dark ages' more than 12 billion years ago relatively shortly after the "Big Bang". He has authored or co-authored about five hundred research papers. He has lectured, broadcast and written widely on science and policy, and is the author of seven books for a general readership.

Recent Past Lectures
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A Cosmic Perspective: Panel Discussion

Professor Christopher Impey
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 7:00PM
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A Cosmic Perspective: Four Centuries of Expanding Horizons

Professor Lord Rees of Ludlow FRS
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 - 6:00PM
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Science in a Complex World: Wonders, Prospects and Threats

Professor Lord Rees of Ludlow FRS
Tuesday, 8 June 2004 - 12:00AM
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The Future of Human Evolution

Professor Christopher Impey
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
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Astronomy: Reaching the Frontier of Knowledge

Professor Michael Rowan-Robinson
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
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Dark Matter vs Dark Energy: The Difference Explained

Professor Andrew Fabian
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
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Big Bangs and the Multiverse

Professor Lord Rees of Ludlow FRS
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
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We're all made of stars

Professor Lord Rees of Ludlow FRS
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
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The Aliens are Coming?

Professor Lord Rees of Ludlow FRS
Tuesday, 25 August 2015